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Old 01-06-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default loading external variables into text field

This is probably easy but I can't see it -
On the main timeline I've got a text field and I want the content to be loaded from an external text file. The text in the text file is the value of a variable. I use loadVariablesNum to load the variable and use the text method to assign the variable to the text field instance.
The problem is - when I test the movie the play head runs through the movie once before the text appears, instead of straight away. Why is this ?
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Old 01-06-2004, 05:48 PM   #2
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your probably trying to assign the text its value before the external file is loaded... with mx, its preferable to use LoadVars() object instead of loadVariablesNum/loadVariables.
what the hell was i thinking?
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Old 01-08-2004, 06:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the nod in that direction - got it working now using LoadVars
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